PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

SHELDON GREENE

  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (October 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439262446
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439262443
  • Product Description

    In Sheldon Greene’s Pursuit of Happiness, readers are taken on a ride through history and passion, adventure and surprising twists. The American Revolution is in its early stages, with the future of the army hanging by a thread. Joshua Rutledge, a Quaker and a member of the Rebellion’s first spy organization, the Committee of Correspondence, is sent to the Caribbean to retrieve a desperately needed French arms shipment. When Rutledge meets Amelia Sayre, wife of a slave owner known for his brutality, the story races into new and gritty territory. From slave rebellion to Jewish life in the Caribbean, from French aid to the Revolution, to the formation of the U.S. Marines, Greene weaves a fascinating and fast-paced novel that delivers a powerful finale. Extended Description The American Revolution is near collapse and General George Washington is preparing for a surprise Christmas Eve attack on the Hessian forces at Trenton. Desperately in need of weapons, he turns to young Philadelphia Quaker and artist, Joshua Rutledge. After reporting on the Hessian defenses of Trenton, Rutledge sails to the Caribbean, to locate a shipment of French arms and persuade a Jewish ship owner to transport them back to America through the British blockade. He falls in love with Amelia Sayre, the unconventional wife of a pitiless slave owner. In this fast paced, rich story full of compelling, well drawn characters and vivid description, Greene weaves fiction and history into a spellbinding novel that never disappoints. Whether you are a history buff or a lover of a good thriller, this novel never falters. From Jewish life in the Caribbean to the birth of the Marine Corps, from slave rebellion to Benedict Arnold’s seducer, the author delivers a gripping story about hardship and love, oppression and freedom.
    SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM BOSTICK COMMUNICATIONS AND THE AUTHOR AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
     
     
    MY THOUGHTS:
    PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by Sheldon Greene is a historical fiction/romance set during the American Revolution.This is a well written story with intriguing characters and a suspenseful plot.The takes you on an intense,wild ride with the characters.The characters are easy to follow,will capture your heart,and are intriguing. It is filled with facts,fiction,love,betrayal,the hardship of the military,their families,and the communities.I would encourage all historical readers to embarq upon a journey of fast paced,page turning,story of adventure.And a tale of war and conscience,love and betrayal,It is a heart wrenching tale from beginning to end. This book was received for the purpose of review from Bostick Communications and the author and details can be found at BookSurge Publishing.
    RATING: 4.5
    REVIEWED BY: April Renn
     
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